You've probably completed an occasional Kegel workout without even realizing it. Kegels are an exercise that you can do pretty much anywhere and anytime — the workout simply requires you to flex and hold your pelvic floor. Just try to imagine the way your pelvic muscles feel when you really have to pee but you're trying desperately to hold it in. See? You're most likely doing a Kegel right now.
Kegel exercises are well-known for their role in sexual pleasure. Anytime you work out a muscle group, whether it's in an erogenous zone or not, you increase the ability of blood and oxygen to reach the area. Increased blood and oxygen flow translates into heightened sensitivity, which is especially fabulous in your intimate areas. Not only that, increased pelvic tone can cause your vagina to flex strongly and efficiently during sex. Bottom line: Kegels can greatly improve sexual response and the strength of orgasms. Now that's a workout we can all get behind.
But wait, there's so much more. As it turns out, Kegels improve health even beyond the bedroom. We spoke with Dr. Marc Leavey of Mercy Medical to find out about the other benefits you can look forward to if you add Kegels to your exercise routine:
Not sure where to start? Try flexing and holding for five to ten seconds, ten times a day. That's a great first step. Once you get the hang of Kegels, you can ramp up your workout to include a complete set of repetitions three times per day. After just a few weeks, you will likely notice a decrease in bladder incontinence and a boost to your sexual energy.
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